Do You Remember When Lois Lane Tried To Be Black?
Did this issue inspire Rachel Dolezal? Probably not. But let's pretend!
There's been a lot of talk about Rachel Dolezal this week — a white woman who disguised herself as black for several years.
But what you may not know is that Superman's longtime lover Lois Lane also dabbled in changing races in 1970.
It started with Lois wanting to win a Pulitzer for her reporting on the "nitty-gritty" of some neighborhood called LITTLE AFRICA.
But poor lil' Lois wasn't gonna get her big story because BLACK PEOPLE WERE RUDE TO HER.
THEY EVEN CALL HER WHITEY!!!
So, naturally, in order to fix race relations (I'm kidding, she does all of this for her damn story), Lois has Superman TURN HER BLACK.
Then she throws on a dashiki and a head wrap, because that's what all black people wore in the '70s, I guess.
She meets a downtrodden black woman and is shocked that someone living in poverty can show kindness to other human beings.
Then, of course, because the black community is so violent, she has to give blood to save one of her new Negro comrades.
And now that she's realized black people are kind, strong, and caring human beings, she demands to know if Superman would marry her if she were black.
Luckily, Lois turns white again before Superman can tell her she's a nutjob.
LOL, come on. You already know the answer.
So proud of you, Sistah Lois.
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